Grand European Discovery
BASEL TO VIENNA | 15 DAYS2016 | Embrace Europe’s old-world heritage on a majestic journey along three scenic waterways—the Rhine, the Main, and the Danube rivers.
Indulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through four countries along three great rivers—the Danube, Main and Rhine—and to countless UNESCO World Heritage sites.
From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo, and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. Step back in time to villages out of the pages of fairytales—Miltenberg, Nuremberg, Bamberg and Heidelberg. Tantalize your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with the regional culinary delicacies throughout your journey. Experience it all on a magnificent, all-inclusive Rhine River cruise showcasing Europe’s greatest treasures and off-the-beaten-path gems.
The Monarch Collection (Select sailings)
Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Celebrate with a festive concert and dinner at a Renaissance palace and garden. Be hosted at a private reception by a real princess at her Baroque castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal journey.